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UFC Pittsburgh medical suspensions: David Branch out 45 days

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MMA: UFC Fight Night-Pittsburgh Rockhold vs Branch
David Branch was among 11 fighters to receive an extended medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Pittsburgh.
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Former WSOF two-division champion David Branch was among 11 fighters to receive an extended medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission on Monday released the event’s finalized medical suspension report.

Branch suffered a second-round submission defeat to former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the night’s main event. As a result, Branch will be forced to sit out 45 days before returning to active competition, per PSAC officials.

The only fighter to receive a suspension stretching longer than the usual sentence was UFC heavyweight prospect Zu Anyanwu, who suffered a split decision loss to Justin Ledet on the night’s main card opener. Anyanwu will be required to seek physician clearance on a potential right eye injury or face an indefinite suspension.

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Branch took place Sept. 16 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The night’s main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.

A complete list of UFC Pittsburgh’s medical suspensions can be seen below.